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Wear Red Day 2011: Stylish Ways to Support the Cause

By michellehorton |

Today is National Wear Red Day 2011 — which is quite convenient seeing that Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and you might be looking for a festive new outfit. Except instead of celebrating hearts, candy and love, today’s “Red Day” supports the cause of fighting women’s heart disease.

Besides wearing red, The American Heart Association urges all of us to tell five women we know that heart disease is the number one killer of women. But over here at Family Style, we think you can look good while spreading the message.

Here’s an excuse to buy yourself something pretty and then go out to spread the message of Go Red for Women 2011:

Vera Wang Hammered Silk Jewel Embellished Top: On sale for $329 at Gilt Groupe* (originally $795!)

Forever 21 Embroidered Dress, $27.80

Lake of Fire Silk Dress, handmade from Gina Michele, $119

Another handmade red dress from The Morning Tea, $43

Women’s Lightweight Boat-Neck Tee from Old Navy, $5.97

Dream V-neck Sweater from J.Crew, on sale for $39.99

Brian Reyes Wool Sleeveless Shark Dress, on sale for $399 at Gilt Groupe* (originally $995!)

Alberta Ferretti Silk Crepe Pleated Front Dress, on sale for $499 at Gilt Groupe* (originally $1,505!)

*Use this link for instant access to the Gilt Groupe sales.

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One thought on “Wear Red Day 2011: Stylish Ways to Support the Cause

  1. MaleMatters says:

    During America’s pre-1960s racism, society focused almost exclusively on improving life for whites, even though blacks as a group were far worse off.

    Similar to this component of racism is today’s new sexism:

    When it comes to heart disease (and to the other 14 leading causes of death), society has become almost exclusively focused on women, even though men as a group, especially black men, are far more vulnerable to the disease in every age bracket. Even thousands of men, including many doctors, take part in the fight against women’s heart disease but not against men’s. How many women campaign against the disease in the group that is actually more at risk? How many reports, commentaries, and editorials on women’s heart disease speak as if men literally did not exist?

    That’s the new sexism. What would you call it if women developed heart disease about ten years sooner than men, died of it at a higher rate at every age, and everyone focused on men’s heart disease?

    See: “Women’s Advocates Wrong About Why More Women Than Men Die of Heart Disease” at and “Health Disparites Persist for Men, and Doctors Ask Why” at

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